Copper cookware safety:
Traditionally copper is the preferred cookware and used for storing water. It is good thermal heat conductor, provides extremely even heat distribution throughout the vessels/ pans and hence made it a favorite cooking vessel. It is one the best meatal for providing adhesion between surface. It can be coated with stainless steel and will help to keep all surfaces tightly connected and supports both iron and non-iron metals. It has corrosion resistance character. Moreover, with bit of pink hue it adds aesthetic look to kitchen.
If copper in small amount goes to body through food and is good for health. However, if the large amount of copper goes in the body, it can be poisonous. It causes nausea when it reacts with food. In many countries copper vessels are sold with coating of another metal like tin and nickel. This coating prevents too much leaching of copper in the food. If the copper vessel gets scoured it will lose the protective coating. Tin and nickel are two materials traditionally were used for coating copper cookware. Nickle can cause harm to health and should not be used for cooking. Such vessels should be used for decorative purposes only.
Copper vessels must be polished frequently. If you consider buying copper vessel, go for the ones with stainless steel coating. Copper is not dishwasher safe.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: October 29, 2019